The catastrophic hurricane that devastated the northeast coast of the United States has revived the global warming debate. With all of the evidence that scientists have given us, it is incredible to me that at least 30 percent of the population are still in denial about it. A recent Yale study says 70 percent now accept that the planet is warming. A Gallup Poll taken in March of this year shows that 52 percent believe we are already feeling the effects. 29 percent think we will feel the effects in the future. 15 percent don’t think it will ever happen.
Why did so many people disbelieve it before? One explanation is that a deliberate misinformation campaign was financed by industrial polluters who value profits over human safety.
Hardly anyone agrees that one hurricane does global warming make. However, when all of the global warming factors are considered, the evidence is clear. There is global warming.
Okay, some say, there is, but, it’s natural and not caused by industrial pollution. The vast majority of scientists don’t buy that. The do believe that industrial polluters play a significant role in exacerbating the problem.
The polluters also have to breath earth’s air, so we have to wonder why some are still in denial.